Sexual History & Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Articles about the human papilloma virus, sexual history and how these effect your risk of developing cancer.
HPV and Cancer Risk
Cases of head and neck cancer in young (40-50 year old) non-smokers have been on the rise, particularly those of the tonsils and base of the tongue. In addition, anal cancer rates have been rising for the past 40 years. Why? Human Papilloma Virus or HPV, a common sexually transmitted disease.
HPV: The Basics
Human papilloma viruses (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus. There are more than 150 types of HPV, of which about 40 can be transmitted sexually. Sexually active individuals have an 80-85% chance of being infected with HPV at some time in their lives. Most strains of HPV do not cause problems, but about 30 strains can lead to cancer.
Anal Pap Smears: Prevention for High Risk Populations

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Cancer-preventing benefits influence men equally, regardless of sexual orientation

Jan 14, 2011 - Men are more willing to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine when they learn that it also prevents HPV-related cancers as opposed to solely genital warts, according to research published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.



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